David has a very broad portfolio of responsibilities covering NHS Finance, Performance and Operations. He is also the Chair of the NHS Operations Board.
David is on secondment to the Department of Health from NHS North East where he was the Chief Executive until his appointment to the Department in 2007.
He previously worked for the Department as Director of Financial Recovery in 2006. Prior to that, he held a number of Chief Executive and Finance Director posts in the NHS in the North East and Yorkshire, having joined the NHS in 1991.
He received a CBE for his services to the Department of Health in 2009.